The Allstate Foundation and HandsOn Twin Cities invite guests to prepare for disaster at kit-building event at Mall of America®

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Build a disaster kit and prepare your family

The Allstate Foundation and HandsOn Twin Cities invite guests to prepare for disaster at kit-building event at Mall of America®

 

 

WHAT:           The Federal Emergency Management Agency found that 85 percent of Americans are not prepared for potential disasters.

 

On Friday, August 16 beginning at 11 a.m., HandsOn Twin Cities and The Allstate Foundation invite guests to Mall of America® to help assemble 400 kits to take home for their families to help prepare for potential catastrophes.

 

                        While supplies last, the free kits will include a hand-crank radio/flashlight, water bottle, dust mask, garbage bags and hand sanitizing wipes, among other items.

 

                        Guests will also learn important safety information from The Allstate Foundation and Points of Light’s “Good & Ready” emergency preparedness program to help families and the community better prepare themselves for disasters. 

 

                        For more information, click here.

 

 

VISUALS:       •Kit-building contents

 

                        •Completed kits

 

                        •Guests building kits

 

 

WHEN:           Friday, August 16

                        11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

                       

WHERE:         Mall of America – Sears Court

 

 

About Mall of America®

Mall of America is the nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex. At 4.2 million square feet, MOA is home to more than 520 world-class shops; Nickelodeon Universe®, the nation’s largest indoor family amusement park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, a 1.2 million gallon walk-through aquarium; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; Theatres at Mall of America® - a 14-screen movie theater with VIP theatre and more. The Mall opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Follow Mall of America on Facebook and Twitter or visit our blog.

 

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